Local news reported that the US military carried out a drone strike on the eastern section of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing three people, including a senior commander of Iraq's Kata'ib Hezbollah resistance group.

Iran Press/ West Asia: The Iraqi military command said it was investigating an attack on a civilian car that killed the passengers inside. Video verified by an Iraqi Interior Ministry official showed an SUV engulfed in flames but with the frame still intact.

The drone strike took place in a crowded commercial and residential neighborhood in east Baghdad, al-Mashtal, which is also the site of one of Kataib Hezbollah's offices. Explosions were heard miles away in the Iraqi capital.

Kata'ib Hezbollah identified the senior commander as Abu Baqr al-Saadi and referred to the rest of the victims as other ranking officials.

 In a statement released Thursday morning, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed the terrorist attack on Baghdad.

The statement issued a warning, asserting the U.S.'s determination to take necessary measures to safeguard their forces in Iraq. It read, "We will not hesitate to hold accountable those who endanger the security of our forces."

Palestinian resistance movements Hamas, and Islamic Jihad condemned the US drone attack in east of Baghdad, calling it a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. 

Al-Nujaba Movement while condemning the violation of Iraqi sovereignty, said the ‌US crimes "will not go unpunished", and a response will be given at the appropriate time.

Iraqis gather outside the US embassy in Baghdad in protest against illegal attacks inside the Arab country.

The US claims responsibility for the drone attack in the east of Baghdad.

Iraqi citizens protest recent US aggression following the assassination of a senior Kata'ib Hezbollah leader, commander Abu Baqir al-Saadi. Demonstrators carry the slogan of Yemen's Ansarallah as a symbol of unity. 219

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